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Review: The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

I’ve been reading this book for months and months, I think I checked it out the library last year, pre Christmas. It got so bad they stopped letting me renew it online so I had to go into the library … Continue reading

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Review: The Sellout – Paul Beatty 

I had planned to read this Man Booker Prize winner last of the list as it’s the most recent winner. However current circumstances meant it’s my 3rd from last read of the winners up to and including 2016!  The circumstances … Continue reading

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Review: Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey

This is a big book, and it’s taken me a long time to read it. As an aside, I often find that big books take a disproportionately long time to read because they’re bigger and heavier to carry around – … Continue reading

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Review: The Bone People – Keri Hulme 

This is a complex book wrapped in Maori myth and unusual characters. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did and in fact raced through the first couple of hundred pages on holiday before having to slow … Continue reading

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Review: The Famished Road – Ben Okri

I’ve never been a massive fan of fantasy genre books (Ahem… with the exception of Harry Potter) but the Famished Road is well off the scale on the fantasy realms. Telling the story of Azaro, young spirit child, in a … Continue reading

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Review: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger is the story of Claudia, a woman coming to the end of her life, reflecting and drifting back and forth from the past to the current time, both consciously and subconsciously. The book tells the story of “the … Continue reading

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Review: The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

The Ghost Road is the last part of a trilogy about World War One, I’ve not read the first two but decided to jump straight in with number 3. It’s set in the final months of the war and follows … Continue reading

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